Federally-Funded Research

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Federal RePORTER

The Federal RePORTER is a single web portal that allows agencies and organizations to search federal-funded science projects across multiple agencies. Information in the database is drawn from several extant databases — eRA databases, Medline, and PubMed Central-using newly-formed linkages among these disparate data sources.

Federal RePORTER includes information on research projects funded by:

  • Administration for Children and Families (ACF)
  • Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
  • Agriculture Research Service (ARS)
  • Center for Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine (CNRM)
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP)
  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
  • Forest Service (FS)
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
  • National Institute of Disability, Inclusion, and Rehabilitation Research
  • National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)
  • National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • National Science Foundation (NSF). NSF publications have been added using research.gov data
  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)

For agencies using the NIH´s IMPAC II Reporting DataBase (IRDB), AHRQ, CDC, FDA, NIH and VA, Federal RePORTER also includes links to publications citing support from projects in the IRDB. The ICDR is pursuing ways to use Federal RePORTER to fulfill its mandate for a government wide inventory of disability research.

Federal Reporter Database

Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR)

EPSCoR establishes partnerships with government, higher education, and industry that are designed to affect lasting improvements in a state or region's research infrastructure, R&D capacity, and hence, its national R&D competitiveness. The goal of EPSCoR is to provide seed funding that will enable jurisdictions to develop an academic research enterprise directed toward long-term, self sustaining, nationally-competitive capabilities in aerospace-related research.

EPSCoR Website


The site allows users to learn about Federal grants, search for federal grant opportunities, subscribe for updates in interest areas, and apply for funding.

Grants.gov Website

Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program

SBIR is a highly competitive program that encourages small business to explore their technological potential and provides the incentive to profit from its commercialization.

SBIR Program Website

Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR)

STTR is another program that expands funding opportunities in the federal innovation, research and development (R&D) arena. Central to the program is the expansion of the public/private sector partnership to include joint venture opportunities for small businesses and nonprofit research institutions. Their most important role is to bridge the gap between performance of basic science and commercialization of resulting innovations.

STTR Website